Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Credit Hours: 5
Overseeing Professor: Stacey-Rae Simcox

About The Program

The Veterans Advocacy Clinic will teach students how to serve the needs of veterans as they appeal decisions that denied Veterans Administration disability benefits. Students will assist veterans as they file claims, appeal decisions at the local level, and in some cases provide assistance all the way up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C. Specific tasks may include conducting intake and fact-finding interviews with clients, analyzing complex cases, researching case law and medical journals, consulting with medical experts, investigating military records, preparing claims, drafting briefs to boards and course, and representing clients at hearings.

Placement Location

  • Stetson College of Law, Gulfport Campus

Program Requirements

  • 213 hours per semester
  • Weekly classroom component
  • Detailed weekly report and timesheets
  • Electronic journal entries (minimum of five)